Internal reports uncover troubled scene at Interior (August 1, 2006)
A series of investigative reports paints a troubling record of ethical lapses and questionable behaviors at the Interior Department. In recent weeks, Inspector General Earl E. Devaney has made public a number of reports about top officials at the Bureau...
More than 70 canoes make final landing in Seattle (August 1, 2006)
More than 1,000 people welcomed more than 70 canoes that took part in this year's InterTribal Canoe Journey in Washington. The canoes landed at Magnuson Park in Seattle. Crews came from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia. “We had...
Reward increased for fire at sacred Karuk house (August 1, 2006)
The Karuk Tribe of California is joining federal and county authorities in offering a reward of up to $21,000 for information about a fire that destroyed a sacred dance house. "Members of the tribe, members of the community, investigators...
Agenda for Senate Indian Affairs business meeting (August 1, 2006)
Update: The Cobell settlement bill and the Virginia tribes recognition bill have been pulled from the agenda as of this afternoon. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has posted the agenda for tomorrow's business meeting. The committee will consider the following...
Fire continues to burn on Blackfeet Reservation (August 1, 2006)
The Red Eagle Fire has consumed about 22,200 acres on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. The fire started Friday at the Red Eagle Lake Campground. It is about 10 percent contained. The Blackfeet Nation has warned residents of St....
Franklin Madros, Tanana Chiefs leader, dies at 86 (August 1, 2006)
Franklin Madros Sr., the second traditional chief of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, died on Saturday. He was 86. Madros was born on March 28, 1920. He was raised in Kaltag, an Athabaskan village on the Yukon River, and became...
Editorial: Tribes pull together for canoe journey (August 1, 2006)
"Monday captured the true spirit of Seattle: On the shimmering waters of Lake Washington dozens of Northwest Native American canoes paddled to Sand Point at Magnuson Park. This year's host, the Muckleshoot Tribe, enriched us all by incorporating the canoe...
Civil rights leader to visit Pine Ridge Reservation (August 1, 2006)
Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is visiting the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota today. King is coming to Pine Ridge as part of a nationwide tour on poverty. Russell Means,...
Agua Caliente executive appointed to bank board (August 1, 2006)
Max Ross, the longtime chief financial officer of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, has been named to the board of directors for Canyon National Bank. Ross, 41, is an accountant. He has managed the tribe's finances since 1999....
Bush removes Native from subsistence board (August 1, 2006)
The Bush administration has removed the Alaska Native chairman of the federal Subsistence Board but officials say they plan to name another Native to the post. Mitch Demientieff is from the village of Nenana. He served as chairman since the...
Native teen and another boy missing in Canada (August 1, 2006)
A 14-year-old Native boy is missing and may be traveling with a convicted pedophile who is suspected in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy. Jordan Bruyere, 14, was last seen July 22 in Brandon, Manitoba. His father had left...
Navajo president, vice president not speaking (August 1, 2006)
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and his Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. are hardly speaking, the Associated Press reports. The two men were elected as a team four years ago. But they don't travel together and barely communicate, aides...
Hualapai Tribe still working on Grand Canyon skywalk (August 1, 2006)
Some tourists are already showing up to the Grand Canyon in hopes of experiencing the Hualapai Tribe's latest attraction: a glass skywalk 4,000 feet above the canyon. But the skywalk at Grand Canyon West, the tribe's destination spot, isn't...
Farrakhan shocked by conditions on reservation (August 1, 2006)
Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, says living conditions on the largest reservation in the United States are "atrocious." Farrakhan and fellow Muslims visited the Navajo Nation in mid-July. They were shocked when Miss Navajo...
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe diversifies holdings (August 1, 2006)
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin makes most of its money from its casino in downtown Milwaukee but other businesses are part of the picture as well. In the last year alone, the tribe's business development corporation has doubled...
Jodi Rave: Indigenous summit at base of Bear Butte (August 1, 2006)
"T.J. Afraid of Hawk is helping organize an indigenous summit at the base of Bear Butte in South Dakota, a place sacred to more than 30 tribes but soon to be a neighbor to the world's biggest biker bar. The...
Tim Giago: States looking for ways to take from tribes (August 1, 2006)
"Now I read that Indian casinos brought in $23 billion dollars in revenues last year. Delving into the minds of state officials I would surmise that they are not only considering more and better ways to skim off some of...
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